Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Sunday, August 24

Honesty is its own reward

Facing the imminent loss of their house of many years, an elderly couple were slowly walking back to their old school. It was not locked so they went in, and there they found the old desk they had shared all those years ago as childhood sweethearts, where Andy had carved, I love you Sally.

As they walked slowly home, a bag of money fell out of an armoured car, practically at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up. The truck was long gone, so they decided to take it home. They counted it out: fifty thousand dollars! "We have to give it back," Andy said at once, but she shook her head and hid the money in the attic, breathing a small sigh of relief.

The next day a couple of police officers were canvassing the neighbourhood, and in time they knocked at their door: "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armoured car yesterday?"

She said, "No."

He said, "Yes."

She said, "Ah, he is getting senile."

But the police officers turned to Andy and asked him to tell them what had happened. So he began, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ..."

One police officer looked at the other. Then they shrugged and left.


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